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International Journal of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education
Volume 4, Issue 10, 2017, Page No: 31-36

Gender Discourse in 20th Century Indian Short Story Writers

Dr.Mukesh Yadav

Assistant Professor, College of Sciences and Arts, Al Qurayat, Al Jouf University, Saudi Arabia

Citation :Dr.Mukesh Yadav, Gender Discourse in 20th Century Indian Short Story Writers International Journal of Humanities Social Sciences and Education 2017,4(10) : 31-36


The present paper looks at how Gender discourse is worked out and postured by Indian ShortStory writers in English and more specifically how gender brings about difference in discourses about the narrative structuring that women have made the most recognizable contribution by differentiating themselves from not only the prescribed tradition of genre but also from the strategies used by men. A gradual weaning can be seen from linear narratives that had enabled women to carve out a safe space for themselves by creating typical 'feminine text' of domestic bliss and fantasies. Women in their short stories most often than not use the debunking rhythm and the stories begin at the end have dramatic suspense and remain openended.Men atleast in the short story form are not given to such experimentation. Such issues of narrative structures have chiefly been focused upon while analyzing how being a man or woman brings about a difference in narration in short stories written in English.

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